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    Posted 9 years ago

    pw-collector
    (281 items)

    Years ago while collecting pocket watches, I became very intrigued by the various types of dollar watches to be found. I will have to say, one is at the top of my favorite list.
    The Bannatyne Watch Co. was incorporated in November of 1905. Mr. Bannatyne had previously worked for the Waterbury Clock Co. before starting the Bannatyne watch company. He advertised his watch as "A Time-Keeper Ahead of the Times. The smallest, thinnest and easiest winding practical watch ever produced at a low price. Winding and setting mechanism can be removed without taking movement from case. No accidental pushing in of crown stem. No screws used in fastening movement into case." They retailed for $1.50.
    He stayed in business until 1911 and then the company was purchased by The E. Ingraham Co. in 1912. Ingraham made their first pocket watch in 1913 fashioned after the Bannatyne watch. Even though watch books state there were over 200,000 Bannatyne watches made in the 5 to 6 years he was in business, these are not vary easy to find. This one was found in the late 1970's. The advertsement was found a few years ago and was a great addition to this piece.
    I hope you enjoy this even if you don't collect dollar watches.
    Dave

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    Comments

    1. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 years ago
      Thanks Kerry & officialfuel for looking and sharing love on this very hard to find pocket watch and rarely found in this condition with box and papers. I'm happy to see other collectors interested in these inexpensive (at least when manufactured) time pieces.
      Thanks for looking,
      Dave
    2. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 years ago
      Thanks officialfuel, kerry10456, BELLIN68, happytobehere & the navigator for the appreciation.
      This is one of the hardest dollar watches to find and in the box is harder.
      Dave
    3. pops52 pops52, 8 years ago
      I can see how this would be you favorite. Having the advertisement is a bonus.
      Ken
    4. pw-collector pw-collector, 8 years ago
      Thanks Ken for the appreciation. Finding the advertisement was the icing on the cake.
      Dave
    5. pw-collector pw-collector, 8 years ago
      Thanks geo26e for the appreciation.
      Dave
    6. pw-collector pw-collector, 8 years ago
      Thanks poop & thisoldwatch for the appreciation.
      Dave
    7. pw-collector pw-collector, 8 years ago
      Thanks SEAN68 for the appreciation.
      Dave
    8. pw-collector pw-collector, 8 years ago
      Thanks mustangtony for the appreciation.
      Dave
    9. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      Thanks for sharing so many great posts.
      Ken
    10. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      Hey Dave, Hope everything is okay!
    11. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 years ago
      Dave...We'll have you in our thoughts and hope to see you back soon, Good Luck with future events
      Kerry
    12. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Best regards Dave! Miss your postings!
    13. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      Dave, Just wanted to give you my best regards. Hope all is well.
    14. pw-collector pw-collector, 7 years ago
      Kerry & Ken, thanks for the concerning thoughts & encouragement. Things are much better.
      Thanks for the appreciation:
      Bigsarge
      mikelv85
    15. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 years ago
      You're very welcome Dave, glad to see you're feeling better and always glad to hear from you.
      Kerry
    16. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      It's good to see you back again Dave!
    17. pw-collector pw-collector, 7 years ago
      Thanks Ken.
      Thanks for the appreciation:
      Jewels
      luvpocketwatches
    18. pw-collector pw-collector, 7 years ago
      Thanks Sean for the appreciation.
    19. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thanks WatchClockWatcher for the appreciation.
    20. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thanks CindB, this is one of my favorites and very seldom found, especially "as new" in original box. The advertisement was just an added bonus.
    21. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thanks ttomtucker for the appreciation.
    22. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
      buckethead
      roddyq
      ttomtucker (again)

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